Wyoming Wilderness Association is seeking entries for Red Desert art show

This painting is done by artist, and show juror, Joan Hoffmann.

By Joshua Scheer, reporter, county10.com

(Rock Springs, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Wilderness Association is putting out a call for entries for the upcoming Art and Landscapes of the Red Desert juried art show.

“The intent of Art and Landscapes of the Red Desert is to create a dialogue about public lands in the Red Desert and communicate how these lands are used and their significance to those who live, work, play in, and otherwise value this area,” states the association’s website. “The (Bureau of Land Management) is currently revising its 20-year management plan for large portions of public lands in the Red Desert and it is our hope that a visual dialogue will encourage community engagement with this public land planning process.”

BLM Outreach Associate Jennie Trefren of Lander expanded on the importance of the event by noting the show could “help people remember what are sometimes referred to as forgotten lands.”

The art in the show, she said, should display the intrinsic beauty and value of the land beyond availability for oil drilling.

“It’ll be a visual reminder that these lands shouldn’t be forgotten,” Trefren said.

Chosen pieces will be exhibited at the Sweetwater County Community Fine Arts Center Jan. 2-28 in Rock Springs. Cash awards will be given to top entries in fine art and photography categories.

The Jurors are, in the fine art category, Joan Hoffmann of Colorado and Vermont, and in photography, Jeff Vanuga of Dubois.

Deadline for entries is 6 p.m. on Oct. 20. Notices of acceptance will be sent no later than Nov. 20.

Complete guidelines and submission instructions can be found at wildwyo.org.